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Man Drowns At Brandy Creek Beach

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, Mr. Eder Gustavo Sanchez-Perez of Modesto, California, drowned while swimming at Brandy Creek Beach in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.  Family members last saw Mr. Sanchez-Perez around 3 p.m. swimming in the vicinity of the Brandy… Continue Reading

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A Shared Vision, Spanning Decades: The Redding Area’s Trail System

Back in the 1970s, the only thing resembling a “Sacramento River Trail” in Redding was an old railroad grade on the hillside between the river and some west Redding neighborhoods. Much as today, a thick layer of medium-sized rock covered… Continue Reading

Plan for 4th of July Crowds at Whiskeytown

The Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest weekends and days of the year at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Most popular park areas will fill up quickly with park visitors and parking will be limited. The Brandy Creek… Continue Reading

Junior & Waterfront Lifeguard Training to Begin Monday

Whiskeytown is offering Junior Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard training programs on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 27 to August 2, 2011. The training will run from 10:30 am to 1 pm at Brandy Creek Beach. Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 17 years old, willing to follow directions, in good physical condition, and have the ability to swim 400 yards in 12 minutes or less. In addition, trainees must be willing to commit to the program with no more than two absences. There will not be any training on Monday, July 4, and Wednesday, July 6. Continue Reading